Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30184
Survey of Impact of Production and Adoption of Nanocrops on Food Security

Authors: Sahar Dehyouri, Seyed Jamal Farajollah Hosseini

Abstract:

Perspective of food security in 21 century showed shortage of food that production is faced to vital problem. Food security strategy is applied longtime method to assess required food. Meanwhile, nanotechnology revolution changes the world face. Nanotechnology is adequate method utilize of its characteristics to decrease environmental problems and possible further access to food for small farmers. This article will show impact of production and adoption of nanocrops on food security. Population is researchers of agricultural research center of Esfahan province. The results of study show that there was a relationship between uses, conversion, distribution, and production of nanocrops, operative human resources, operative circumstance, and constrains of usage of nanocrops and food security. Multivariate regression analysis by enter model shows that operative circumstance, use, production and constrains of usage of nanocrops had positive impact on food security and they determine in four steps 20 percent of it.

Keywords: adoption, food safety, food security, nanocrops

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1060173

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1346

References:


[1] Aerni, P, "takeholders attitudes towards risks and benefits of genetically modified crops in South Africa",Environ. Sci. Policy J., 8: 464-476, CrossRef |, 2005.
[2] Chaudhry, Q., M. Scotter, J. Blackburn, B. Ross and A. Boxall et al.,"Applications and implications of nanotechnologies for the food sector" , Food Additive Contaminants J., 25: 241-258, CrossRef | Direct Link | , 2008.
[3] Dingman, J.," Nanotechnology: Its impact on food safety", J. Environ. Health, 70: 47-50, Direct Link | ,2008.
[4] Helmuth Kaiser Consultancy, "Nanotechnology in food and food processing industry worldwide." http://www.hkc22.com/nanofood.html ,2004.
[5] Johnston, P., D. Santillo, J. Hepburn and D. Parr," Policy on nanotechnology", Greenpeace Environmental Trust. http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/denmark/press/rapporter- ogdokumenter/ nanotechnology-policy-positi.pdf. ,2007.
[6] Joseph, T. and M. Morrison, " Nanotechnology in agriculture and food. Institute of Nanotechnology", Report, Nanoforum
[7] Organization. http://www.nanoforum.org/dateien/temp/nanotechnology%20in%20agri culture%20and%20food.pdf, 2006.
[8] Pandey.T," BIO NANO: The Global War on Hunger",ASSOCHAM6th Global Knowledge Millennium Summit 2009: Biotechnology &Nanotechnology for Sustainable AgricultureYes bank, 2009
[9] Sachs J (2002) The essential ingredient. New Sci 2356: 17
[10] Scott, N. and H. Chen, " Nanoscale science and engineering for agriculture and food systems", A Report Submitted to Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, USDA,National Planning Workshop, Nov. 18-19, 2002, Washington http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/technology/pdfs/nanoscale_10- 30- 03.pdf, 2003.
[11] Singh, R.B., " Biotechnology, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture: A contradiction?", Regional Conference in Agricultural Biotechnology, 2000
[12] United Nations UN," millennium development goals", Available: http:ÔüäÔüäwww. un.org/millenniumgoalsÔüä. Accessed 21 February 2009. 2000
[13] UN Development Programme ,"Human development report". Available: http:ÔüäÔüäwww.undp.org/hdr2001/completenew.pdf. Accessed 21 February 2009, 2001
[14] UN Millennium Project," Innovation: Applying knowledge in development", Task force on science, technology and innovation. Available: http:ÔüäÔüäunmp.forumone.com/eng_task_force/ScienceEbook.pdf. Accessed 21 February 2009. 2000
[15] Wheeler, S., "Factors influencing agricultural professionals attitudes toward organic agriculture and biotechnology", University of South Australia. http://een.anu.edu.au/e05prpap/wheeler.pdf, 2005.